Blocked. But It's A Good Thing.
Blocking pattern continues with no snow and all sun.
High pressure is quickly becoming a semi-permanent feature in Alaska. The high continues to funnel storms around its periphery...and that's keeping most of the action out to sea. Low pressure continues to churn in the Gulf, but even the activity associated with that system is slowly progressing southward. The Kenai Peninsula, who had see some isolated flurries will now experience sunshine. Even Kodiak will see their activity taper to just isolated rain/snow showers.
It really is remarkable just how stagnant the pattern has been. For the last several days, temperatures have been literally EXACTLY where they are supposed to be based on climatological averages. I know some of you will point to the fact that, because it is our average, technically we SHOULD be seeing this type of weather. But seldom does a day ever fall right at average...let alone the streak we've been experiencing.
March is a month that typically features about 10 inches of snow for Anchroage. Not only have we not see any flakes, but we haven't see any precip in general. And I know I sound like a broken record...but I don't see any change in this trend even through the weekend.
I'll keep a lookout for snow on the computer models, but until then, I'm going to continue to bask in the sunshine. You should too!